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Just out of curiosity...How do people like Nancy Holt, Robert Irwin, Turrell, etc...get these huge expensive projects built? I understand projects on museum grounds...but what about those projects out in the desert? Whos paying? Whos land is it? I tried to research this a bit, but no info.
Lightning Field is amazing, but how the hell was it funded? Who maintains it? It clearly does not generate any income all the way out there...
The Shock of the New - Ep 8 - The Future That Was
Fast-forward to 47 minutes. While Robert Hughes doesn't come out and explicitly state how Lightning Field was funded, he does mention that it was tax-deductible, so...
You might enjoy the entire SHOCK OF THE NEW series, which is posted in its entirety on YouTube.
Other references that might answer your questions:
Probing the Earth: Contemporary Land Projects - I have a copy of this, I'll check it when I can.
Smithson and Serra: Beyond Modernism?
Thanks! I'll check it out!
Check out the Dia Foundation. Lightning Field is one of their long-term projects.
Irwin plays the ponies.
? What do you mean^
Enormous foundations like Dia and Lannan, and the patronage of eccentric millionaires like Stanley Marsh, III. In other words, they are funded just like Architecture.